torrey peters & grace miceli

@TheBrooklynBookworm X Friends Book Club: Detransition, Baby & How To Deal

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Hiya, Book Friends! Our fave bookish babe, Alexis Patterson, AKA The Brooklyn Bookworm, is back for another installment of the fabulous Friends Book Club! And SURPRISE! We have a double header lined up for you this month, with both authors showing up live for an up-close and personal discussion with Alexis for our Instagram Live event on Tuesday, September 14th at 6pm.  


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The lives of three women – transgender and cisgender – collide after an unexpected pregnancy forces them to confront their deepest desires. This provocative debut is about what happens at the emotional, messy, vulnerable corners of womanhood that platitudes and good intentions can’t reach. 

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Torrey Peters has an MFA from the University of Iowa and a Masters in Comparative Literature from Dartmouth. Torrey rides a pink motorcycle and splits her time between Brooklyn and an off-grid cabin in Vermont.

HOW TO DEAL by Grace Miceli

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This sharply observed book

is a "fight or flight" manual for life (the fake one you live on the internet and the one you actually live), a weird but honest road map from a friend who wants to make it just that much easier for you to navigate your own journey.

grace miceli, thebrooklynbookworm x friends book club

Grace Miceli – one of the “9 Funniest Cartoonists and Illustrators on Instagram” (Vulture) – is an artist and author living in Brooklyn, NY. She works across multiple mediums including illustration, animation, comics, product design and murals. Grace is also a BFF. If you've visited our Bushwick store, you've seen Grace's hand-painted mural on our wall, and she also designed the icons on our website! Check them out at

So mark your calendars, bookish BFFS! And, get all those questions ready to go, because two authors plus our dear Brooklyn Bookworm equals one deeply thought-provoking conversation! 

Don't forget...September 14 at 6pm!